Assistant or Associate Professor of Choral Music Education, Fine & Performing Arts

Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 04, 2021
Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

PRIMARY DUTY: Conduct University Chorale and Madraliers (concert choir)/Show Choir. Teach choral conducting, choral literature, vocal methods, and applied voice. Assist with the coordination of a bi-annual musical. Advise Vocal Music Education students and supervise secondary choral music student teachers.



  1. Teach coursework as described above
  2. Serve on committees as assigned
  3. Hold seven office hours/week
  4. Academic advising
  5. Actively recruit students for the music program
  6. Supervise secondary choral music education student teachers/practica
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the department


REQUIREMENTS: (for tenure track consideration):

      Education: Terminal degree in Music is required, with at least one degree in Music Education

      Experience: Successful public and/or private school teaching experience, experience conducting choral ensembles, and teaching courses related to vocal/choral music. To be considered for Associate Professor, the candidate must have earned tenure at a Baccalaureate degree granting institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting association or an international accrediting organization recognized by appropriate governmental authorities.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Collaborative academic environment in a Fine and Performing Arts Department at a regional, comprehensive university. Faculty use Canvas, an online learning management system, and are provided a laptop computer.               


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: supervise student teachers and student employees as assigned


EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:  laptop computer, software/online course and information management systems as needed, university instruments.       


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds.  


COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the city’s website at


UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.


Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.


The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.


Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”


For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 




TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.


APPLICATION MATERIALS: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names, addresses,

and contact information (email and phone) for four professional references, (4) choral conducting rehearsal video (provided via link to YouTube, Dropbox, etc., please do not email files), (5) one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies required prior to hire).



Dr. Debbie Brown

Assistant Professor of Music